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  1. The Baron of Halcourt JD SSE SCJ received the missive and hung it up on the poster-board of the City Estate d'Artois. Attached with the missive would be a note,
  2. A short and simple response would be issued from the Office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Empire. "I have a warrant issued in your name to the Imperial State Army and the Imperial Constabulary that will lead to your detainment once you are put under trial by the Courts of Urguan. Signed, The Chief Justice Baron Olivier A. Halcourt J.D. SSE SCJ"
  3. Lord Olivier, Baron of Halcourt pleads for the Empire to ensure that his wife makes it home safely.
  4. THE IMPERIAL COURTS The Imperial Courts are a system by which the Emperor's justice is administered. The Courts are empowered by the Emperor's authority to rule on all cases throughout the Empire, divided into Circuits and the Supreme Court. Here, we shall detail the functions of the Court and its structure. I. The Supreme Court (a.k.a The Halcourt Court 1813-present) The Crown v. Carrington, 1753. The Supreme Court is a triarchy of judges and the highest court in the realm. Supreme Court Justices are usually veteran justices, and are nominated by the Imperial Crown with Diet confirmation. The Supreme Court’s primary functions are as a court of judicial review, and an appellate court. The Supreme Court’s judicial review is a process by which the Supreme Court resolves conflicts that do not necessarily have a plaintiff and defendant. In order to initiate judicial review, the Court must achieve a simple majority vote. The Supreme Court is the appellate court of the Imperial Courts, whose verdicts are rendered by a simple majority on each charge presented. The Supreme Court also must elect to accept an appeal by a simple majority vote. Each Supreme Court Justice may also issue warrants for search, arrest and enhanced interrogation methods. Supreme Court Justices Chief Justice, Baron Olivier A. Halcourt Associate Justice, Geoff Turgon Associate Justice, Farooq B. Gray II. The Circuit Courts Judiciary aspirants assembling for their interviews with Vice Chancellor Joachim Haas, 1745. The Circuit courts are the lowest level of the Courts, handling most cases in the Empire. Judges of this court are appointed by the Imperial Crown with Diet confirmation. Their rulings may be appealed to the Supreme Court. They may also issue warrants for search, arrest, and enhanced interrogation methods. Circuit Court Judges Judge, Simon Bastille Judge, Owyn O’Ceartas Judge, Tanith Vursur Judge, Prince Philip Aurelian III. Court Proceedings A Chelovek rebel being tortured with a legally issued Court warrant, 1748. INVOKING THE COURT Subpoena; a document filed by the Imperial Government to the Imperial Courts. A Circuit Court Judge may assign themselves any subpoena that falls under their jurisdiction, or otherwise the Supreme Court may assign a justice to a case under that justice’s jurisdiction. Petition for Summons; a document filed by a subject of the Empire to the Imperial Courts. Filed when and if any subject of the Empire (the Plaintiff) believes their rights or liberties have been infringed by another subject or office (the Defendant) of the Empire. This includes the Imperial Government. Request for Judicial Review; the document necessary to request that the Supreme Court enact its powers of judicial review upon the requestee’s described dispute. Judicial review does not require a trial but the Court may call for a hearing on the matter. The Supreme Court accepts a request for judicial review by a simple ⅔ majority. Request for Appeal; the document necessary to request an appeal to a ruling made by any single justice. The Supreme Court elects whether to accept an appeal by a simple ⅔ majority. ATTENDANTS OF THE COURTROOM Justice, Judge; the master of the Courtroom, and deliverer of the Emperor’s justice. They determine the sentence of the accused. In a Supreme Court case, all three justices collaborate on both the verdict and the sentence, and determine them by a ⅔ majority vote. Plaintiff; the one who accuses another of a crime and brings charges against them. They may have solicitors to help prosecute the case, but it is not an unalienable right. Defendant; the one accused of a crime with charges brought against them. They may have solicitors to help with their defense, but it is not an unalienable right. Solicitor; legal counsel set to either assist the plaintiff or the defendant based on their expertise on law. There are no restrictions on who can be a solicitor. It is not required that one has a solicitor, nor is it an unalienable right to have one. Jury; a body that, in circuit court cases, renders a verdict by simple majority. The determination of whether or not a jury is necessary is up to the master of the courtroom. A jury can consist of no less than five, but no more than nine, and must always be an odd number determined by the judge ruling on the case. A jury is selected from the gallery by lottery. COURTROOM PROCEDURE All rise for the honorable justice, seating themselves when he does. The justice administers the creation of a jury, with a minimum of three jurors but as many as nine, though it must always be an odd number. (if necessary) The jurors are selected by lottery. All potential jurors roll dice, and those with the highest rolls are appointed as jurors. (if necessary) The prosecution presents the charges to the presiding justice. The defense pleads guilty or innocent to the aforementioned charges. The prosecution makes it’s opening statement. The defense makes its opening statement. The prosecution calls its first witness and examines them. The defense cross-examines the first witness. The presiding Justice dismisses the witness. The defense calls the second witness and examines them. The prosecution cross-examines the second witness. The presiding Justice dismisses the witness. The prosecution and defense continue taking turns calling witnesses. This continues until the Justice deems further witnesses unnecessary, or both the defense and prosecution have no more witnesses to call. The prosecution makes its closing statement. The defense makes its closing statement. The Justice orders the jury to a private room to deliberate and render their verdict. (if necessary) The verdict is rendered by a simple majority of the jury on each charge against the defense OR by the Justice. Once the jury has their verdict(s), they privately give them to the Justice. (if necessary) The Justice presents the jury’s verdict or their own, and renders the appropriate sentences. Issued by the Supreme Court of the Holy Orenian Empire The Chief Justice His Lordship, Baron Olivier A. Halcourt Associate Justice The Honorable, Geoff Turgon Associate Justice The Honorable, Farooq B. Gray
  5. the first ever character that i created on lotc (wow it rly has been 7 years) was a wood elf named fitonor elmpool, later the gm team made me pk the slot and make him into a human (huh) but like.. he's still an elf, it's weird. i still hop on him from time to time but hardly ever any more unless it's just for fun. i joined on vailor and created fitonor, who found this little place called pompourelia (later named istria). i had no clue that it was apart of the empire or anything like that, i just know that some guy came and sold a house to fitonor for free and locked the doors for me (since back then you had to have gold vip to lock stuff). my irl friend @MannyMannyMannyjoined me and played fitonor's brother and we had a cute little shop in felsen called the elmpool brothers. i'm jumping the gun here but basically i made a youtube series about lotc and did like 10 episodes in this pompourelia/istria place before moving fitonor to felsen because it was a bigger city with more rp. he joined the felsen watch and became infamously known for going against the commanders wishes and breaking dress code by wearing a fedora. fedora et imperium (@Lyonharted) while roleplaying on fitonor with the felsen watch i met some really great friends who i still talk to today, and we even had a skype group for a couple of years before switching over to discord (it's a VERY EXCLUSIVE group called flg which is short for felsen legacy general... only the cool kids know smh) when @Thatpyrodudemade the empire go boom, fitonor joined the ascended for a little bit and then courland.. the rest is a blur. i've done so much on fitonor but the most memorable thing by far is definitely having been in the throne room of jburg when the de savoie rebellion (i forgot what it's called) started due to the emperor man killing the duke of savoy. i really enjoyed playing this character and it made me so many great friends, and i probably wouldn't still be on lotc nowadays if i wouldn't have made the ooc connections that i did while roleplaying as fito!
  6. Upon reading the summons, the Baron Halcourt would send a letter to Aubert Legal Co. "Mr. Aubert, I could not help but to see that on your witnesses list that you have summoned Dame Viktoriya I to appear before the Courts. As is prescribed in the Ruling on the Crown v. Tsecsar, the Dame is not permitted entry to the Empire, lest she will receive additional criminal charges with further reparations. This said, I suggest that you re-file your summons with a correction to be made to the witnesses list. Sincerely, The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, The Baron Halcourt J.D. SSE SCJ"
  7. The Baron Halcourt nodded a couple of times as he read the missive. He looked over to his wife, “Adalene, did you know that Louise was taking part in the Social Season? I do wonder why she is not listed as a Lady, though.. being our daughter and all.”
  8. Olivier would crumble the missive up quickly and throw it into the trash, quickly drafting one of his own. "Carringtons, You have my deepest condolences for the passing of your beloved. I never met her, though I feel deeply for you during these turbulent times. Though not family by blood, but by marriage, we are still here for you. On behalf of the House of Halcourt, THE RT. HONORABLE BARON HALCOURT Olivier Alexandre JD SSE SCJ"
  9. RULING ON THE CROWN V. TSECSAR 5th of Owyn’s Flame, 1826 Presiding Justice: Chief Justice Olivier A. Halcourt Prosecution: Sir Charles Galbraith Defense: Patrick O’Rourke Defendant: Dame Viktoriya Tsecsar Witnesses: Anne Eleanore Pruvia CHARGES: 202.05B - Where an individual intentionally or negligently commits such an act as to bring about the crippling disfigurement of another, or the removal of multiple digits, this shall be mayhem in the second degree, a felony. 202.02B - Where an individual intentionally commits upon another an unlawful act of violence which brings about lasting but not permanent injury, incapacitates for any length of time, or utilizes a dangerous weapon, this shall be battery of the second degree, a misdemeanor. VERDICT: Dame Viktoriya Tsecsar (henceforth; the defendant), is found guilty on the felony charge of mayhem in the second degree (205.05B), but found not guilty on the misdemeanor charge of battery in the second degree (202.02B) under the premise that evidence does not provide reason to believe that this act was intentional. SENTENCING: The defendant is sentenced to a fine of two-thousand marks made payable to the Imperial State and shall serve a lifetime banishment from the Empire. Should the defendant re-enter the Empire under any condition, they are subject to additional charges. STATEMENT FROM THE COURT: Circuit Judge O’Ceartas, while presiding over the case of The Crown v. Tsecsar, expressed disregard to judicial precedents. The Supreme Court ruled in The Crown v. D’Emyth & Brandt that a mistrial cannot be declared by a Circuit Justice. As such, he was replaced by Chief Justice Halcourt and a fresh trial began. All actions, judgements, or otherwise that yielded from the trial headed by Circuit Judge O’Ceartas are declared null and void. Signed, The Most Honorable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Baron Olivier A. Halcourt J.D. SSE SCJ
  10. [!] Attached to the public letter would also be a cease and desist order put out by the Supreme Court. www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/202572-cease-and-desist-order-kelhus-othaman/
  11. ON BEHALF OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE HOLY ORENIAN EMPIRE, THE CHIEF JUSTICE, THE RT. HONORABLE THE LORD HALCOURT DOES DEEM IT NECESSARY TO ISSUE A NOTICE TO CEASE AND DESIST to Mr. Kelhus Vladimir Othaman Penned and Notarized on this 5th day of Harren’s Folly in the year 1823 by The Most Honorable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court The Lord Halcourt J.D SSE SCJ Court Order made enforceable by The Most Honorable Inspector-General of the Ministry of Justice Garret Darkwood ((OOC: The contents of the letter can only be seen by @Josef_Rippelberg, everything else is public record))
  12. happy pride month <3
  13. REQUEST FOR APPEAL GRANTED: THE CROWN V. BRANDT AND D'EMYTH Dear Mr. Galbraith, Your request for appeal has been granted. The Supreme Court will be accepting amicus curiae briefs from any interested parties for the next four months. After this period has ended, the Supreme Court will review the facts of the case, the arguments presented in the briefs presented by both defendants; which can be filed together or separately, and the original request for appeal filed by Mr. Galbraith. The Supreme Court will not issue a ruling on the appeal until it has a full bench. No injunction shall be granted until judgment has been rendered by this Court. Signed, The Most Honorable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court The Baron Halcourt, Lord Olivier Alexandre SCJ JD SSE.
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